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December 8, 1986 | From Reuters
A rock festival featuring 25 amateur and professional Soviet groups will be held in Moscow in January, Tass news agency has reported. It did not say which bands will take part. Rock once was regarded as decadent, but the official attitude has been slowly changing and a number of groups, such as Leningrad-based Aquarium, have emerged from underground to almost full acceptance.
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September 28, 2012 | By Kim Murphy
The nation's largest neo-Nazi skinhead group, Hammerskin Nation, has released posters in Idaho announcing a major white power music festival next month near Boise -- prompting statements of alarm in a state that has long fought its image as a magnet for white supremacists. At least half a dozen phone calls and emails from concerned citizens have come in to the Boise mayor's office, spokesman Adam Park said, but so far city administrators have no official details about the event, billed as Hammerfest 2012.
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January 19, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Bob Dylan leads a cast of groups including British bands Tears for Fears and The Eurythmics, Scotland's Marillion, Bon Jovi of the United States and pop artist Terence Trent D'Arby for a six-day, two-city rock festival. An estimated 90,000 Brazilians turned out Thursday out for opening night of Hollywood Rock, which moves next week to Rio de Janeiro. Dylan, who wore a black leather jacket and jeans despite the near 100-degree summer heat, drew his loudest applause with his 1960s folk hits.
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September 12, 2012 | By Reed Johnson
San Francisco's Imperial Teen and funkmaster bassist Thundercat will be among the artists drawing porkpie-hatted connoisseurs of electronic music, indie rock and a grab-bag of other genres to the 14th annual Eagle Rock Music Festival, Saturday, Oct. 6 from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. More than 70 bands and DJs spread across 11 different themed stages and spaces will converge on Colorado Boulevard between Argus Drive and Eagle Rock Boulevard for the event,...
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August 3, 2006 | From Billboard.com
A fan who was critically injured after a fight at Sunday's Family Values tour stop at Atlanta's Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre died Tuesday. Andy Richardson, 30, had been on life support after being attacked by two men during the Deftones' set on Sunday. Police said they have identified "persons of interest" but have made no arrests.
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July 27, 1999 | From Times Mirror Staff and Wire Reports
The smoke cleared Monday on the site of Woodstock '99 as authorities and cleanup crews dealt with the aftermath of the weekend festival's violent finale--widespread looting, arson and rioting that sent the event's peaceful ethos up in flames. The Sunday night chaos saw hundreds of youths set a dozen bonfires, tear down at least two 50-foot light towers and torch a row of cargo containers, authorities and witnesses said. Propane gas tanks also reportedly were thrown into the flames by rioters.
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November 5, 2003 | Richard Cromelin, Times Staff Writer
What if they gave an All Tomorrow's Parties and nobody came? That's the short version of what happened to the second annual Los Angeles staging of the adventuresome rock festival of that name. The event was postponed in June because of slow ticket sales, and again in September, at which point organizers decided to move it to a new, uncharted venue, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, where it finally sees the light of day Saturday and Sunday.
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April 15, 2010 | By Todd Martens and Alex Pham
The big question heading into last year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival was whether the event would survive the recession. This year, the only question was how fast it would sell out. The answer: nearly a week before the show kicks off on Friday, despite the higher cost commitment to attend this year.
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August 26, 2009 | BETSY SHARKEY, FILM CRITIC
There are roughly half a million valid Woodstock stories, personal ones of lives transformed by the three days of peace, love, drugs, music and mud experienced by the masses who made their way to Max Yasgur's Catskills dairy farm for the legendary festival in the summer of '69. Director Ang Lee has chosen just one for "Taking Woodstock," a meticulously rendered and achingly authentic portrait of a time and a place that is, by turns, sweeping and...
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May 11, 2012 | By Robert Abele, Special to the Los Angeles Times
"Tonight You're Mine," set at (and filmed during) Scotland's largest outdoor rock festival, T in the Park, is a "Once"-like attempt at mixing simple romance, off-the-cuff charm and music. When preening American frontman Adam (Luke Treadaway), one-half of a hipster electronic duo, is accidentally handcuffed to Morello, the cheeky lead singer of a punk-lite all-girl band (a frisky, appealing Natalia Tena), it's not hard to figure out what the refrain of this meet-cute two-hander is going to sound like.
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June 10, 2012 | By Irene Lacher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The 45th anniversary of the legendary Monterey International Pop Music Festival will be marked June 17 with a screening at Cinefamily of the D.A. Pennebakerdocumentary "Monterey Pop" and a Q&A session with Lou Adler, who produced the event - the first major rock festival - with John Phillips of the Mamas & the Papas. Adler also wrote the introduction for a new commemorative volume, "A Perfect Haze: The Illustrated History of the Monterey International Pop Festival," written by Harvey and Kenneth Kubernik for Santa Monica Press.
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May 11, 2012 | By Robert Abele, Special to the Los Angeles Times
"Tonight You're Mine," set at (and filmed during) Scotland's largest outdoor rock festival, T in the Park, is a "Once"-like attempt at mixing simple romance, off-the-cuff charm and music. When preening American frontman Adam (Luke Treadaway), one-half of a hipster electronic duo, is accidentally handcuffed to Morello, the cheeky lead singer of a punk-lite all-girl band (a frisky, appealing Natalia Tena), it's not hard to figure out what the refrain of this meet-cute two-hander is going to sound like.
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April 12, 2012
MUSIC The folks behind the Desert Daze festival have assembled a pretty worthy anti-Coachella in its own right. Over 11 days, local luminaries including Allah Las, Bleached and Dengue Fever join noted nationals Akron/Family, the Fresh & Onlys and dozens more in what looks to be the preeminent diversion from that other rock festival down the road. Dillon's Roadhouse, 64647 Dillon Road, Desert Hot Springs. 4 p.m. Thu.-April 22. Free. moonblockparty.org.
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March 10, 2012 | By Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times
Dear SOS: I absolutely love the food at RockSugar in Century City. Everything is always so fresh and delicious. One of my favorites is the festive rice. Do you think you could obtain the recipe? Helga Niederhoff Pacific Palisades Dear Helga: RockSugar was happy to share its recipe for this wonderfully fragrant and flavorful rice. A garnish of chopped cashews emphasizes the nutty flavor of the rice. RockSugar's festive rice Total time: About 1 hour Servings: 8 to 10 Note: Adapted from RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen in Century City.
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July 8, 2011
FRIDAY Foster the People El Rey, 5515 Wilshire Blvd. 9 p.m.; $18 theelrey.com SATURDAY First Anniversary Party Mignon Wine Bar, 128 E. 6th St. 2 p.m.-2 a.m.; $20 mignonla.com SATURDAY Best Coast Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive 7 p.m.; free getty.edu TUESDAY Mr. Black Bardot, 1737 Vine St. 10 p.m. bardothollywood.com THURSDAY Don't Knock the...
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April 15, 2010 | By Todd Martens and Alex Pham
The big question heading into last year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival was whether the event would survive the recession. This year, the only question was how fast it would sell out. The answer: nearly a week before the show kicks off on Friday, despite the higher cost commitment to attend this year.
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April 12, 2012
MUSIC The folks behind the Desert Daze festival have assembled a pretty worthy anti-Coachella in its own right. Over 11 days, local luminaries including Allah Las, Bleached and Dengue Fever join noted nationals Akron/Family, the Fresh & Onlys and dozens more in what looks to be the preeminent diversion from that other rock festival down the road. Dillon's Roadhouse, 64647 Dillon Road, Desert Hot Springs. 4 p.m. Thu.-April 22. Free. moonblockparty.org.
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August 26, 2009 | BETSY SHARKEY, FILM CRITIC
There are roughly half a million valid Woodstock stories, personal ones of lives transformed by the three days of peace, love, drugs, music and mud experienced by the masses who made their way to Max Yasgur's Catskills dairy farm for the legendary festival in the summer of '69. Director Ang Lee has chosen just one for "Taking Woodstock," a meticulously rendered and achingly authentic portrait of a time and a place that is, by turns, sweeping and...
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August 29, 2008 | Russel Daniels, Associated Press
CHICAGO -- Moms push strollers through throngs of bare-chested, tattooed twentysomethings. Dads in khakis dole out fruit drinks while guys sporting mohawks and ripped jeans sip beer. And the grade-schoolers cheer as loudly as the hard-core metalheads. Welcome to the new face of music festivals, where everyone from kids in diapers to retirees comes for the same reason: to rock out. "I was too young for Woodstock. I didn't really start going to concerts until my youngest son was old enough," said Dory Schramm of Alamo, Calif.
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